You dream. We deliver.

This is the place where dreams become a reality.

Gordon James Construction has offered premier home construction, remodeling services and commercial construction to our customers since 2005. The team at Gordon James believes that organized planning and execution are the most critical parts of the building process and, through our intense focus on the details, we have established a diverse portfolio of custom homes for the most discerning clients. Whatever their situation, our clients have one thing in common: they have a dream, and they need a builder who can make it come true. At Gordon James, we are committed to delivering that dream.

Quality of construction, strength of design.

Our homes are architecturally exciting and structurally robust, with elegant interiors and refined exteriors. They are designed by architects to mirror each client’s personality and lifestyle needs. The Gordon James team orchestrates the intricate process through which a confluence of people, events, talents, and dreams will produce perfect results – your dream home!

Dedicated people, committed to distinctive style and taste.

Now firmly established as one of the area’s most sought-after builders, we have been fortunate to attract the area’s finest craftsmen who share our enthusiasm and dedication to creating truly unique homes of unsurpassed quality for our clients. Our suppliers furnish an exceptional level of materials and have grown accustomed and eager to provide for our higher standards.

Exceptional quality, exceptional service … on time and on budget.

Please contact Gordon James Construction today to begin the process of making your dream come true.


We had the pleasure to work with John Quinlivan, Will Haack and Jeremy Thompson of Gordon James Construction on the build of our new construction project in Wayzata, MN and the fact of the matter is we would do it all over again the same exact way with the same exact team. We were blown away by Gordon James and our expectations were surpassed.

This was our first new home build and it may well be our last because we love the end product so much. The project went very smoothly. We enjoyed working with Gordon James throughout the project from finding a lot, to designing the house, to picking materials, and through construction. Gordon James was fun to work with, they are immensely talented, they are extremely thorough, they are practical, they are honest and at the end of the day they were on our team and advocated for us.

We couldn’t have asked for a better team to go through this project with. They were always willing to listen and after listening they would give their feedback based on their experience or if they didn’t know something they would thoroughly and honestly research the area and then give feedback.

They are truly great home builders. Very responsive and very patient. The best part about the project is they finished the house a month ahead of schedule and the price was exactly what they told us it would be.

One quote that I will recall from the process is our project manager Jeremy would tell us if something was not correct to us or we were not satisfied then it simply wasn’t correct regardless and they would have it fixed so we were satisfied. That is the bottom line with Gordon James. The job is not done until the client is satisfied. What a concept!!

Finally the temperament of all of the people at Gordon James is wonderful. They have been there and done that and their experience really shows when things get difficult. New house construction can be stressful especially given the money and time invested. When issues arose during our project Gordon James always came to the table with quality solutions and they did so in a very even way. They are true professionals.

Without hesitation we would recommend using Gordon James on any size project and for sure we would use them again if we had a need.

Greg & Suzanne

Wayzata, MN

We chose Gordon James because we trusted them to listen to our needs and ideas and deliver us our dream house. Everyone was great to work with and very professional. We enjoyed how you listened to our dreams and ideas, no matter how crazy they seemed, and really worked to make them a reality. We also truly appreciate the flexibility you gave us to make our dollar stretch!


Orono, Minn.

Our experience with Gordon James Construction was fantastic.  Being first-time home builders, we did not know what to expect.  The team at Gordon James made the process not only pleasant and enjoyable, but also stress free and rewarding. They listened to our needs and wants while designing and building a new home for our family of six.  The team at Gordon James took great care to make sure all of our concerns and questions were thoroughly addressed along the way.  We are thrilled with the result and would highly recommend Gordon James to anyone looking to build or remodel a home.

Pete & Susie

Orono, Minn

The low-pressure approach by the entire [Gordon James Construction] team made what could have been an overwhelming experience pleasurable. We were extremely pleased by Joe and the construction team’s leadership, commitment and attention to detail. Circumstances arose that made it necessary for us to move into our new home earlier than the original date and Joe was able to work with his team to meet our new date at no additional cost! Gordon James truly puts the customer first!

Mike and Autumn

Independence, Minn.

My wife and I were to move back to Minneapolis after living out of state for some years. Gordon James had been hired by our daughter and son-in-law to build them a new home in Independence, and we were often at the construction site to follow the process. We were impressed with their work and professionalism. Shortly after they had completed our daughter and son-in-law’s house, we hired them to build us a home in Medina. They did the work on time, at budget, and with a quality of work that we have been very satisfied with. If I build again, then I know whom we would hire.

Kirsti and Tore

Medina, Minn.

From our very first phone conversation, we knew we had found our builder. There was a sense of trust and fairness that continued throughout the building process. John and Joe were a terrific team who worked together to keep our project on schedule and on budget. We love our home and would build again with Gordon James without reservation.

Joni and Jason

Orono, Minn.

The process of building a house is very time consuming and requires making many detailed decisions. We were very pleased with our experience working through this process with Gordon James. The firm is stable and well-run in an industry that has seen its ‘ups and downs.’ Our project manager was extremely capable in managing the details of our project and the subcontractors who worked on our home. We do not hesitate in recommending Gordon James to our friends and family.

Rafael and Kelly

Eden Prairie, Minn.

The folks at Gordon James Construction made a pie-in-the-sky remodeling dream a reality for our family, and we couldn’t be more thankful for it. From the very beginning of the process, Gordon James’ people were engaged in our project, thoughtful about our wishes, creative about our plans (and our budget!), and spectacularly responsive to all of our needs. They respected our time by always being on time or early, and they respected our expectations by helping us to understand the often-complex process of buying and remodeling a home. Gordon James also works with excellent vendors. The subcontractors they used were held to very high standards and always delivered on their portion of the project. Our project manager, Jeremy, was an incredible asset. He pointed out places where we could save money and not compromise on quality, always responded to our questions (ridiculous or otherwise), and was exceptionally thorough. The finished product is better than we ever could have hoped for, and the success of our home remodel rests squarely on the folks at Gordon James. They were on time, respectful of our budget, and delivered a consistently excellent product. On the two small things that needed additional work after the final walk-through, they were prompt, unquestioning, customer-service driven, and never for a second made us doubt the choice we had made. With the biggest investment of our lives, we trusted the work to Gordon James, and we enthusiastically recommend them without reservation to anyone else looking for an ethical, responsible, responsive, and high-quality design-build contractor.

Marshall and Katie

St. Anthony Village, Minn.

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5159 Main Street Suite 200, Maple Plain, MN 55359

Gordon James Construction

  Gordon James Construction Street Address: 5159 Main Street Suite 200, Maple Plain, MN 55359 Mailing Address: PO Box 306, Maple Plain, MN 55359 Phone: 763.479.3117 Email: info@gordon-james.com

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